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YGTCS Awards 2020 Celebrating Success

English

KS3 English Prize - Caitlin Bound

Caitlin has been an exemplary student of English throughout her time in KS3. A quiet, contemplative and conscientious member of the class, Caitlin has an incredible work ethic and a drive to go above and beyond the expectations of her teacher. A recent example of this has been Caitlin's superb work on her Accelerated Reading over the lockdown period. Caitlin was determined that the lockdown was not going to prevent her from becoming a word millionaire in Year 9! Caitlin even challenged herself to write book reviews for each book she completed. We can't wait to one day read her book reviews in magazines and newspapers! Congratulations Caitlin.

KS4 English Prize - Daniel Fox

Our heartiest congratulations go to Dan for his KS4 English Prize. From the start of his English literature qualification, Dan engaged with the set text 'Of Mice and Men' in a very meaningful way. He worked incredibly hard and achieved a C grade on his January exam - Well done Dan! His efforts didn't stop there; Dan continually challenged himself to complete his distance learning work to the best of his ability throughout the lockdown period. The English department are so proud of his efforts and wish him all the best for his GCSE English Language and beyond.

Michael Foot Prize for Arts & Literature - Asyia Ilahi

We are delighted to award the Michael Foot Prize for Arts and Literature to Asyia this year. She is a keen reader and writer. During her time in KS3, Asyia achieved the covetable feat of AR word millionaire. Her love of reading constantly inspires her love of writing, and she has stood out to her English teachers for her impressive and ambitious vocabulary. Asyia has been on the editing team of student school publications and she thrived with this expereince to showcase her talents and skills. Asyia also represented the school in the production of 'Macbeth' for the Shakespeare in Schools Festival. Not only did she delight all with her compelling portrayal of one of Shakespeare's witches, but she made the production a fun experience for all involved with her good humour and captivating personality. Congratulations Asyia!

Mathematics

KS3 Maths Prize - Megan Telford

Megan is an outstanding role model. She has continuously impressed us with her impeccable attitude to learning, which even shone through during home learning. Megan demonstrates a natural flair for the subject and a desire to succeed. In her role as a Numeracy Ambassador she has been able to explore her passion for the subject and share this with her peers. Ardderchog Megan!

KS4 Maths Prize - Molly Summerfield

Molly made phenomenal progress in Maths during her time at YGTCS, displaying an exemplary attitude towards all aspects of her studies. A hardworking, conscientious pupil, Molly was prepared to challenge herself mathematically by tackling the most difficult questions and topics on the Higher Tier syllabus. Her desire to succeed resulted in a set of fantastic grades in Financial Capability, Mathematics and Numeracy. Best wishes for your future Molly!

Science

KS3 Science Prize - Cyrus Dowsell

Cyrus is an excellent young scientist with a fantastic work ethic! The level of effort he put into the tasks set was exceptional. He is committed to achieving and exceeding his target and is a role model to his peers. Well done Cyrus!

KS4 Science Prize - Neisha Reynolds

Neisha was meticulous at completing everything she was set. Her course notes were outstanding and her level of detail was exceptional. Throughout her time in school, Neisha worked so hard to achieve the very best outcome in Science. We wish you the very best for your future Neisha!

Aneurin Bevan Prize - Ally Blackwell

Ally has been committed to Science and always went above and beyond when learning about topics. Ally was a keen member of St John's Ambulance and she always attended STEM meetings with new and innovative information to share. Good luck for the future Ally!

Cymraeg

KS4 Welsh Prize - Jessica Rees

Mae wedi bod yn fraint i ddysgu Jessica am bum mlynedd. Yn ogystal a gweithio yn galed ym mhob gwers, mae hi wedi manteisio ar bob cyfle i ddefnyddio'r Gymraeg ar bob achlysur. Mae hi wedi manteisio ar bob cyfle i ddefnyddio'r Gymraeg ar bob achlysur. Mae hi wedi bod yn fodel rol pwysig i eraill yn yr ysgol ac wedi cyfrannau enghreifftiau o waith llafar anhygoel i athrawon Cymraeg ar draws y consortiwm. Llongyfarchiadau i ti, Jess, am fod yn un o'r pedwar disgybl mwyaf rhugl erbyn blwyddyn 11 mae'r ysgol erioedwedi cael, a gobeithio y byddi di'n defynyddio dy sgiliau er mwyn byw bywyd dwyieithog cyflawn o hyn allan!

It has been a pleasure to teach Jessica for five years. As well as working hard in every lesson, she has taken advantage of every opportunity to use Welsh on every occasion. She has been an important role-model to others in the school and has contributed outstanding examples of oral work that has been shared with other Welsh teachers across the consortium. Congratulations to you, Jess on being one of the four most fluent Welsh speakers by Year 11 the school has ever had, and we hope you will use your skills to live a truly bilingual life from now on. Bendigedig, da iawn ti, wir!!

welsh baccalaureate

KS4 Welsh Baccalaureate Prize - Jack Lester

Jack has exemplified the spirit of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. He has worked consistently hard to get the qualification he has received, often working in his own time. His Individual Project was outstanding and I am proud to see Jack be the first boy to receive an A* in this subject. Well done Jack, your hard work has been an inspiration.

ART, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

KS3 Art & Design Prize - Emilee Lewis

Emilee is an enthusiastic artist and Art Ambassador and has demonstrated excellent skills and a passion for her art work. Emilee enjoys drawing and painting at home as well as in lessons and always has her sketchbook with her to further develop her drawing and painting skills. Emilee has a genuine interest in researching artists and paintings and discussing these in lessons which influence and inspire her own work. Emilee is to be commended for her dedication and effort she has put in at KS3. Well done Emilee.

KS4 Art & Design Prize - Shannon Jones

Shannon has a natural flair for art and has always shown a dedicated approach towards the subject. She has a very unique style and applied this consistently to her work. She has used her time wisely to enable her to meet deadlines and develop her ideas thoroughly. Her consistent approach means that she achieved the highest grade of A*. With such a positive attitude towards studying Shannon will undoubtedly make a positive progress in her chosen career. Good luck for the future Shannon!

KS3 Design & Technology Prize - Kayla Twaite

Kayla has demonstrated excellent skills and understanding in Design & Technology. Kayla always strives to do her best an each of the subject areas and in particular demonstrated outstanding skills in the workshop. She is a enthusiastic student who has excellent design ideas and is a deserving of this prize. Congratulations Kayla.

KS4 Design & Technology Prize - Jay Brown

Jay has demonstrated an aptitude for design and manufacture. He showed a dedicated approach to the iteration of the project. The final outcome produced met all of the project specification points. Jay’s effort and commitment towards his work has been rewarded with an excellent grade. Well done Jay!

David Lloyd Art & Design Prize - Shannon Cook

Shannon has outstanding skill in art and throughout the two years has showed a dedication and passion for the subject. Her consistent approach means that she achieved the highest grade of A*. She tackled each piece of work with enthusiasm and applied herself conscientiously to produce quality work. With such a positive attitude towards studying Shannon will undoubtedly make a positive progress in her chosen career. Good luck for the future Shannon!

Peter Morgan Jones Memorial Prize - Rosie Bradshaw

Rosie has worked diligently throughout her school life and particularly in the creative areas of Art & Design. Her enthusiasm, effort, attitude and hard work are to be highly commended and resulted in a well- deserved *A grade in GCSE Art. In every lesson, she engages and uses his creative skills to the best of his ability. Rosie often attended after school Art club where she would continue to develop her drawing and painting skills this had a massive impact on developing his talent and love for creative arts. Rosie has been a pleasure to teach and sets an excellent example for her peers. We wish her well for his future studies.

geography

KS3 Geography Prize - Cerys Bound

Cerys has shown a keen interest in this subject and extracurricular activities in environmental education. She has participated in a number of projects that have improved the school environment and participated in Fairtrade events. Cerys' Geography work was exemplary on Google classroom during the Covid-19 home schooling lockdown.

KS4 Geography Prize - Laycee Stephens

Laycee is a very hardworking geographer, who always strived to achieve her potential and consequently achieved an excellent grade this summer. She actively pursued an interest in the subject within and outside school. I wish her well with her post 16+ studies in A level Geography.

history

KS3 History Prize - Bonnie Kelman

Bonnie has been a diligent and mature student throughout Key Stage 3. She always strived to do her best in whatever task she was given, with some exceptional pieces of work being produced, which culminated in her achieving a level 7 at the end of year 8. Bonnie is a model student who will, I’m sure do extremely well in her GCSE History course. Well done, Bonnie!

KS4 History Prize - Shannon Jones

Shannon thoroughly deserves this year’s History prize as she worked relentlessly for five years, especially during her GCSE History course. She made excellent progress at Key Stage 4, both in her History attainment and on a personal level, building her own self confidence and belief that she could succeed. In her quiet manner she tackled each piece of work with enthusiasm and applied herself conscientiously to produce excellent work at all times. Shannon achieved two A* grades in her Year 10 exams and was awarded this outstanding result in her final History GCSE. Shannon always showed a determination to succeed and she proved that if you set a goal and work hard enough you will succeed. She is a role model to her peers, and was a pleasure to teach at all times. Good luck for the future Shannon!

Emrys Davies Memorial Prize for History - Eve Davies

Eve has worked diligently throughout her school life and particularly during her GCSE History course. Her enthusiasm, effort, attitude and hard work are to be highly commended and resulted in her well-deserved A* grade at GCSE (and full marks in 3 out of the 4 units!) In every lesson, she engages with her learning with maturity and enthusiasm, posing shrewd questions and offering insightful contributions during discussion of historical events but also current affairs in the world. Her positive attitude means she is always seeking feedback to improve, while her independent approach to reading a range of secondary material and watching endless documentaries has had a great impact on developing the depth of her knowledge and her love for History. She is a pleasure to teach and sets an excellent example for her peers. We wish her well for her future studies and know she is going to be very successful in whatever career path she chooses.

ict

KS3 ICT Prize - Bonnie Kelman

Bonnie is one of the most enthusiastic pupils throughout the School when it comes to ICT and Computer Science. Bonnie has been a digital leader since her arrival in year 7 and she has taken on numerous roles, responsibilities and challenges in order to help the department. It is my hope that Bonnie continues to work hard, remains enthusiastic about her studies and the subject and becomes a role model for female pupils lower down the school.

KS4 ICT Prize - Olivia Edwards

Olivia is a hardworking individual who clearly wants to do well in this subject. Olivia always works hard and endures to do her best. She is conscientious and always meets deadlines set. She has continued to excel in such difficult times. I hope that Olivia, now, more than ever applies herself to her work at home in order to achieve what she deserves in ICT.

Business studies

Morgan Knight Prize for Business - Jack Lester

Jack has been a shining example of a lead learner throughout the year and has supported other pupils throughout the year. Jack brought his enthusiasm to the learning environment and was an integral part of the shared successes. Jack lead the way in creating a positive attitude within the group and role-modelled revision and learning techniques at all times.

Health & social care

KS4 Health & Social Care Prize - Shauna Jones

Shauna has worked hard over the past 2 years and thoroughly deserves the prize. She tackled each piece of work with enthusiasm and applied herself conscientiously to produce quality work. With such a positive attitude towards studying Shauna will undoubtedly make a positive progress in her chosen career. Good luck for the future Shauna!

Child development

KS4 Child Development Prize - Jada-Leigh Blocksidge

Jada has demonstrated a passion and commitment to child development and has been a pleasure to teach. She has worked extremely hard on the controlled assessments and has been consistent in her efforts throughout the course. Jada has shown a clear understanding of the topics that have been set and she has embraced these enthusiastically. Jada has been a great role-model to her peers offering her support and guidance to others. Congratulations Jada, I would like to wish you every success for the future.

Hospitality & catering

KS4 Hospitality & Catering Prize - Kyle Dando

Kyle has continued to show that he is an accomplished chef and has produced some outstanding work this year in hospitality and catering. Kyle has continued to be an excellent role-model to his peers and he strives to inspire other members of his group. Kyle produced some outstanding coursework in the practical examination where his skills were showcased to show how talented a chef Kyle has become. It is a pleasure to award Kyle with this prize for hospitality and catering. He thrives when doing the practical element and he is showing this through his effort and enthusiasm for the subject. Good luck for the future. Congratulations Kyle!

Modern foreign languages

KS3 MFL Prize - Megan Telford

Megan es una lingüista con mucha habilidad y está avanzando en el español. Asistió a las clases virtuales y su trabajo de clase y de casa es de una alta calidad. Megan aprende nuevo vocabulario y nueva gramática y los puede usar para expresarse en español. Es una modela de seguir para el departamento de español. Estamos muy felices que haya decidido a seguir estudiando el español.

Megan is able linguist who is making excellent progress in Spanish. She has attended virtual lessons and both her classwork and homework is of a very high standard. Megan learns new vocabulary and grammar quickly and is able to use them to express herself. She is an excellent role model for the Spanish department. We are very happy that she has decided to continue studying Spanish.

KS4 MFL Prize - Liam Newman-Schofield

Liam es un chico trabajador y un miembro dedicado de la clase. Durante el confinamiento asistió a todas las clases virtuales y pasó mucho tiempo aprendiendo el nuevo vocabulario y la gramática. Debido al su buen trabajo tiene una memoria excelente de los temas que hemos estudiado y tiene la habilidad de hacer trabajo de una alta calidad. Liam en un buenísimo modelo de seguir y es embajador para el español.

Liam is a hardworking, dedicated member of the class. During lockdown he attended all virtual lessons and spent a lot of time learning new vocabulary and grammar. This hard work is evident in his excellent recall of the topics studied and his ability to produce high level pieces of work. Liam is an excellent role model and an ambassador for the subject.

music & performing arts

KS3 Music Prize - Evan Griffiths

Evan thoroughly deserves the KS3 Music prize, due to the exemplary attitude to learning he has demonstrated and the amount of progress he has made within this subject. Through hard work, dedication and perseverance, Evan has developed skills enabling him to perform on a variety of instruments including acoustic guitar and electric guitar at Grade 3 standard. His commitment extends to extra curricular performance within the guitar and ukulele orchestra.

KS4 Music Prize - Louise Lewis

Louise has made tremendous progress in all aspects of the GCSE Music course, excelling in performance and appraising. She showed skills of perseverance, self discipline and patience when performing with others and demonstrated empathy with other vocalists within her ensemble work, often rehearsing their parts with them in order to make the ensemble as successful as it could be. Her commitment to choir and other extra curricular activities is to be highly commended. Louise is a true role model and was inspirational to younger pupils in encouraging them to aspire to high performance standards. The department would like to wish Louise every success and happiness in her future career.

pHYSICAL EDUCATION

KS3 Boys Physical Education Prize - Filip Szczepaniuk

Filip is to be congratulated on his attitude to learning and levels of attainment with P.E. Filip is a keen sportsman who has demonstrated his talents in a number of activities throughout Key Stage 3. Filip demonstrates leadership qualities and a motivated work ethic which sets him not only as a role model but also as a key member when representing school teams. Congratulations Filip, we look forward to supporting your future sporting development.

KS3 Girls Physical Education Prize - Cerys Bound

Many pupils in KS3 could have received this award but we have decided that Cerys's positive attitude towards all sports qualifies her as the worthy winner. Cerys is an intelligent games player who is able to outwit her opponent and take a mature lead when on the court. Cerys displays a kind and caring attitude towards her fellow peers and often volunteers at her local martial arts club. She has gained school, Welsh and British honours on many occasions and we look forward to seeing how she develops as a sportsperson during her time at school.

KS4 Boys Physical Education Prize - Garyn Thomas-Davies

Garyn has shown an enthusiastic and committed attitude within PE since joining the school in Year 7. His practical ability meant that Garyn was a key pupil when representing the school in numerous activities. Garyn represented the district in a number of sports also ensuring that he was very much a role model for others to follow. Garyn’s mature approach in the classroom enabled him to apply his knowledge, skills and understanding to gain a very good GCSE PE grade. Well done Garyn, thank you for your efforts. Best wishes for the next stage of your education and your future sporting endeavours.

KS4 Girls Physical Education Prize - Sadie Poulton

Sadie is to be congratulated on her on her outstanding attitude to learning not just throughout the GCSE PE course but for the duration of her time at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School. She served as a fantastic role model to all not only in her mature and committed approach in the classroom but also with her dedication to her practical performance both inside and outside of school. Her perseverance, commitment to do her very best helped to ensure she attained the very highest grade in GCSE PE. Congratulations Sadie, thank you for your consistent and excellent efforts and very best wishes for the future.

KS4 BTEC Sport Prize - Ethan Williams

Ethan thoroughly deserves this award for his hard work and excellent attitude towards the course. Congratulations Ethan, you are a role model to your peers!

Billy Morgan Rugby Prize - Cameron Davies

Since Cameron started at Tredegar Comprehensive, he has always shown promise playing regularly for both his own year group, and the year above. Cameron is a very physical player, which allows him to stand out in both attack and defence. Alongside Cameron's physical attributes, his skill level and understanding of the game has enabled him to remain a team player, making effective decisions on the field. Cameron has represented Blaenau Gwent Schools for the previous two years, and is now looking to gain admittance into the Dragons' age grade pathway. Whilst at the school Cameron has also completed his Rugby Leaders and WRU Level 1 Refereeing course. Congratulations on your achievements so far and good luck in your future career.

Sports Leaders Award - Katie Bevan

This was a difficult choice as so many pupils have achieved their sports leaders’ award and volunteered so much of their time after school. However when it comes to role modelling Katie is an obvious choice. She is a well-rounded individual who is respected by her peers and aspiring sportsmen and women. She has matured into this role from KS3 to KS4 and because of her involvement in Sports Leaders has gained an abundance of working skills that would make her an asset to any sporting organisation. She is an exceptionally organised young lady who has been a pleasure to support throughout her time in school. Well done Katie.

public services

Public Services Prize - Kia Chidley

From Year 7 right through until her final day in Year 11, Kia has been a wonderful role model. Her attitude towards learning is outstanding. Within Public Services Kia has gone above and beyond the requirements of the course and regularly practiced as an army cadet within the community. She has the uttermost respect from her peers and staff within the school. Kia achieved a Distinction* for her ability to meet deadlines, dedication to complete classwork (along with additional tasks), her participation in a variety of group challenges, her level of fitness and her overarching complex understanding of the public services. Kia has achieved one of her long term goals by securing a place within the British Army as a combat medic technician. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Kia, you have been an outstanding pupil!

religious education

KS3 Religious Education - Holly J Jones

Holly is a worthy winner of the prize for Religious Education for her sheer hard work and dedication to her work throughout her first year at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar. Holly is a hard working pupil who enjoys learning about the beliefs and practices of others. Holly’s inquisitive mind has allowed her to question the teachings of key world religions and has welcomed opportunities to further develop her subject knowledge and skills. Throughout lockdown, Holly produced the most tremendous pieces of work and took the initiative to be creative and flourish as an independent learner. Holly’s work ethic is highly commendable and her attitude to learning is outstanding!

KS4 Religious Education - Nikki Thomas

Nikki receives the prize for Religious Studies for the remarkable progress she made throughout her GCSE course. Nikki is a true ambassador for the subject; she welcomed opportunities to develop her knowledge and understanding of world faiths and immersed herself in her studies that resulted in the highest GCSE grade on offer. Nikki invested in this subject but more importantly invested in herself. Nikki is an example of what the right attitude to learning can achieve. Well done Nikki – you are a credit to the department and we are very proud of you!

ALN

ALN Prize - Oliver Caniff

Since joining our school, Oliver has developed his confidence and independence and is ready for the next exciting stage of his life . Oliver has been rewarded with some very pleasing GCSE results. It has been an absolute pleasure seeing Oliver mature into the fine young man he is today. We will miss Oliver and wish him every success in the future.

year group prizes

Year 7 - Mrs Cavender-Morris

Y7 Academic Prize - Cerys Bound

Cerys always displays an exemplary attitude within school. She is very kind and considerate pupil who is an excellent role model. Cerys always strives to do her best and works diligently in all aspects of school. Cerys is often a lead learner in many lessons and she has been recognised as a MAT pupil in some subjects. Outside school, Cerys is to be commended for her commitment and contribution to extra curricular activities. She achieved the gold PRIDE award last year and is an asset to the year group. Her excellent effort throughout the year is to be commended. Well done Cerys!

Y7 Attitude to Learning Prize - Theo Caniff

Theo is very kind and considerate pupil who always strives to do his best. He is an excellent role model to others demonstrating a positive attitude to all aspects of school. Theo is gaining the most out of his education especially through blended learning. I am very proud of the effort and commitment that Theo displayed last year. Outstanding effort Theo!

Year 8 - Mrs Green

Y8 Academic Prize - Jun Chen

Jun always displays an exemplary attitude within school. He is very kind and considerate pupil who is an excellent role model. Jun always strives to do his best and works diligently in all aspects of school. Jun is often a lead learner in many lessons and he has been recognised as a MAT pupil in some subjects. He engaged positively in the distance learning during lockdown. He is an asset to the year group. His excellent effort throughout the year is to be commended. Well done Jun!

Y8 Attitude to Learning Prize: Tia Wetten

Tia has made very good progress throughout Year 8 and I have been very proud of the mature and resilient attitude she has displayed. She is an excellent role model to others demonstrating a positive attitude to all aspects of school. She engaged well with the distance learning during lockdown, which will prepare her for the coming years. Well done Tia!

Year 9 - Miss Williams

Y9 Attitude to Learning Prize - Lois Powell

Lois consistently displays an outstanding attitude to learning towards her studies. Her enthusiastic and committed approach not only enables her to meet and exceed her set targets, but also promotes her as a role model to her peers, the year group and all other pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School. Lois shows quiet determination and resilience, she really embraced 'distance learning' and produced some excellent work. I have no doubt that a continuation of her excellent application will help to ensure that Lois attains the best grades possible at the end of her examination courses. Very well done Lois.

Y9 Academic Prize - Dylan Edwards

Dylan is to be congratulated on his academic attainment throughout Year 9. Dylan's academic ability and drive to succeed was highlighted in the excellent work produced as part of the higher education based scholar programme the ‘Brilliant Club’. In all aspects of school life, Dylan is certainly a role model to all other pupils; demonstrating a mature, conscientious and enthusiastic approach to all aspects of his school life. Dylan's outstanding attitude to learning has enabled him to achieve and exceed set targets in all subject areas. Dylan proved to he an excellent independent learner and produced some outstanding work during the period of 'home learning' this year. I have every confidence that a continuation of such a committed approach will enable Dylan to attain both the grades he desires and fully deserves at the end of his examination courses. Congratulations Dylan, keep aiming high!

Year 10 - Mr Howells

Y10 Attitude to Learning Prize - Carys Jones

Carys consistently displays an outstanding attitude to learning toward her studies. Her enthusiastic and committed approach is not only evidenced in the meeting of set targets but also in her outstanding Year 10 examination grades where she attained the very highest grades in both exams. Her attitude promotes her as a role model pupil to her peers, the year group and all other pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School. Carys always encourages her fellow classmates to succeed, often working as a lead learner to inspire and motivate others. I have no doubt that a continuation of her excellent application will help ensure she attains the very best grades possible in the Summer of 2021. Very well done Carys.

Year 10 Academic Prize - Neve Caswell

Neve is to be congratulated on her academic attainment throughout Year 10. Neve’s academic ability and admirable drive to succeed was highlighted in her attaining the very highest grades in both her English Literature and LIBF examinations. Neve is certainly a role model to all other pupils; demonstrating a mature, conscientious and enthusiastic approach in ensuring to always give the very best account of her knowledge, skills and understanding. Neve’s consistent and outstanding attitude to learning has enabled her to meet or exceed set targets in all subject areas. I have every confidence that a continuation of such a committed approach will enable Neve to collect the very highest set of results in Summer 2021. Congratulations Neve.

Year 11 - Miss Yates

Y11 Attitude to Learning Prize - Dylan Morris

Dylan is to be congratulated on the outstanding attitude he displayed towards his studies. His hardworking and conscientious attitude ensured that he attained recent success in his GCSE examinations. Dylan continues to develop his confidence and readily accepts challenge. As a school we are very proud of the effort and commitment that Dylan displayed this year, showing resilience and determination in all aspects of school life. Llongyfarchiadau Dylan!

Y11 Academic Prize - Jessie Morris

Jessie is a worthy recipient of the Year 11 prize. Jessie's attitude to learning combined with a thirst for learning is highly commendable. Jessie is self-motivated, thrives on challenge and always strives to be the best version of herself serving as a true role model to others. Jessie is the epitomy of #pride and embraces the school ethos of 'working together for success'.

Year 9 outstanding learners

Asyia Ilahi

Asyia is a hardworking pupil who consistently sets the very highest of standards. Her academic ability enabled her to become a ‘Brilliant Club’ graduate as part of the higher education based Scholars Programme completed throughout Year 9. Asyia always embraces all aspects of school life and she shows drive and determination in everything that she does. Asyia proved herself to be self motivated during the period of 'distance learning' and she should be commended for her efforts. Well done Asyia, keep up your positive attitude.

Josie Morris

Josie is to be congratulated for her whole hearted approach to all aspects of school life. She is a motivated and committed pupil who strives to give of her absolute best in everything she does. This is represented in not only her academic attainment and excellent attitude to learning, but also her accomplishments in a wide range of activities. Josie was organised and during the period of 'distance learning' and produced some impressive work. Da Iawn Josie!

Tegan Rhydderch

Tegan is a bright pupil and she is to be congratulated for the outstanding effort and commitment she showed towards her studies during the period of 'distance learning'. Tegan showed maturity and self discipline resulting in some excellent work being produced. This should give Tegan the confidence and impetus that she needs to aim high and achieve her very best in everything that she does. Well done Tegan!

Max Godfrey

Throughout Year 9 Max has shown commitment to many aspects of his learning and he is a valued member of both the school football and rugby teams. At the end of Key Stage 3 Max was rewarded with some excellent levels that reflect his natural ability and flair. Max is to be commended for the maturity and independence he displayed during the period of 'distance learning' and he produced some excellent work in many subject areas. Max now needs to ensure he keeps aiming high and strives to achieve his very best in all subject areas. Da Iawn Max!

Jake Powell

Jake is a likeable and polite pupil who displays a very positive attitude towards his learning. Jake always strives to achieve his very best and he showed commitment and diligence towards his 'distance learning'. Jake's confidence continues to grow and he shows resilience in all aspects of his school life. Da Iawn Jake!

whole school prizes

Headteacher Award - Eve Davies

'Eve is without doubt, one of the most conscientious, caring, committed and devoted pupils that I have ever had the privilege of working with. Her passion for education is compelling and she is able to articulate this with confidence in all that she does. I wish Eve all the very best for her future'. Mrs Leaves

Community Award - Kia Chidley

Kia is an upstanding member of the school community and that of her home town of Tredegar. Much time has been dedicated to Army Cadets outside of school and in school, Kia has led many projects throughout her time at YGTCS. Kia helped to support St George's Church and the Remembrance Poppy display last year, this was spectacular! She helped to coordinate our Christmas Concert as a Senior Prefect and she was an outstanding Anti Bullying Ambassador. Thank you for your dedication Kia, good luck for the future!

Anthony Robins Prize - Sam Gulliford

The Anthony Robins Prize was introduced in 2019 to recognise pupils who embodied the key characteristics that the school expects of our pupils. Sam is an excellent example of such a pupil who arrived in school each day ready to learn, worked hard in all lessons and took every opportunity to engage in the extra help available as he endeavoured to attain the best grades possible. With such a first class attitude, Sam is a worthy recipient of this award. Da iawn Sam and, to all of our 2020 leavers, remember Mr Robins’ message #PRIDE!

David Hoyle Memorial Prize - Ffion Crowle

Ffion is a pleasant, polite and diligent pupil who always gives 100% effort. Ffion shows a great determination to succeed and made good progress in all of her subjects. Ffion has a brilliant personality and attitude to life, and we wanted to acknowledge this by awarding her this special prize. Well done, Ffion!

Alun Pask Memorial Prize - Evie Moore

The worthy recipient of the Alun Pask Memorial Prize is Evie Moore. Evie is self-motivated and determined and sets herself the highest of standards. Her work ethic is exemplary and she has been the most perfect role model for other pupils. Evie achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results which were very well deserved. We are all very proud of Evie’s achievements at Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School.

D.B. Jones Memorial Prize - Molly Price

Molly joined us in Year 10 and, from the outset, displayed an excellent attitude to all aspects of her studies. Joining midway through the GCSE courses poses challenges but Molly worked incredibly hard to overcome such issues and engaged in the available opportunities to develop her skills and access high grades. The positivity that she displayed was evident across the curriculum but it was most obvious in Maths where her tremendous engagement and hard work resulted in her making outstanding progress and smashing her target grades with a real relish in tackling the most difficult problems that the subject offered. Da iawn Molly!

Scholars Award - Liam Newman-Schofield

Liam is an exceptionally worthy candidate after achieving top marks in the English Literature Exam. Many congratulations Liam, we wish you all the very best for Year 11!

Credits:

Created with images by Unknown - "Ilustración gratis: Copa De Oro, Tazón, Corona - Imagen ..." • Ergita Sela - "untitled image" • Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz - "untitled image" • David Clode - "A garden like arrangement of beautiful glowing soft corals in a dark tank at the Cairns Aquarium." • Amelie & Niklas Ohlrogge - "daffodils in a spirng sunset" • Nick Fewings - "untitled image" • Anna Kolosyuk - "untitled image" • Unknown - "Free picture: world, geography globe, map, country" • Ronda Darby - "Mount Rushmore sunset" • Unknown - "Time Lapse Photography of Blue Lights · Free Stock Photo" • Samson - "Tall skyscrapers in Calgary" • Jen P. - "Every Morning" • Unknown - "Royalty Free Child Development Stock Photos | rawpixel" • DonnaSenzaFiato - "cafe cozy atmosphere" • Jon Tyson - "Hola sign" • Ricardo Rocha - "So this was shot in the middle of the night, on an old pier in which only a few people use for fishing with a rod. This pier is located in the city of Almada, and the city on the backgroud is Lisboa." • Sandro Schuh - "White soccer line" • bady abbas - "red doors" • Artem Beliaikin - "untitled image" • Tim Mossholder - "Love to Learn" • Emma Matthews Digital Content Production - "Be Proud Flat Lay" • Doran Erickson - "After arriving at 1 am, sleeping in the bed of a pickup truck, and trying not to freeze, we set up to watch the desert come alive and greet a new day. Monument Valley was such an amazing view to wake up to and great to watch the sun light up the phenomenal scene." • Sung Jin Cho - "untitled image"